Saturday, May 13, and Sunday, May 14.

You’ve just spent the last few years at Columbia College Chicago preparing for the future and now it’s time to step into that future and make it happen! We’re here to help you through this process, and keep you organized every step of the way.

Columbia’s 2017 Commencement ceremonies will take place at the beautiful and historic Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress Pkwy. This venue has a stunning historic atmosphere, abundant seating and is conveniently located near hotels and parking.

***UPDATE - The ticket reservation portal will be open in April. We will notify students via loopmail of all necessary details. This will not affect Ticket Distribution which is set for April 17th & 18th (See our Commencement FAQs for times).

Please check back here for more information and you may also contact 312.369.7459 or

2017 Ceremony Schedule - Click Here

Saturday, May 13, 2017
10 A.M
Communications (G/U)
Interactive Arts and Media (U)
Creative Writing (G/U)(Creative Writing and English)
Cultural Studies (U)(HHSS and English)
Radio (U)

1:30 P.M.
Audio Arts and Acoustics (includes Music Technology) (U)
Creative Arts Therapies (G)
Dance (U)
Television (U)
Theatre (U)

5 P.M.
Business and Entrepreneurship (G/U)
Fashion Studies (U)
American Sign Language (U)

Sunday, May 14, 2017
2 P.M.
Cinema Art and Science (G/U)
Photography (G/U)

5:30 P.M.
Art and Art History (G/U)
Design (U)
Music (G/U)
Education (G/U)
Science and Math (U)

Now that you know when, and where, here’s how to get started. The official Graduation Check List will help you stay organized in preparation for all graduation requirements. Follow these steps and you’ll be well on your way to a successful and celebratory culmination of your Columbia student experience. Make sure you check back frequently for any updates and to check off the boxes on your list!

For more information please contact 312.369.7459 or